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Rambutan

Nephelium spp.

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Rambutan Overview

Nephelium is a genus of about 25 species of flowering plants in the family Sapindaceae, native to southeastern Asia. They are evergreen trees with pinnately compound leaves, and edible drupaceous fruit; one species, N. lappaceum (Rambutan) is commercially important for its fruit. The genus is closely related to Litchi and Dimocarpus.